What is the role of bacterial interference in the treatment of neurogenic bladder?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Overall, the management of infections in the setting of catheters and drainage tubes is challenging. Experimental use of bacterial interference (bladder colonization with low-virulence bacteria, such as Escherichia coli HU2117) represents a novel and perhaps effective method at the prevention of infections; however, at the present time, it is difficult to do clinically outside of the research setting. Further studies may prove this modality more clinically useful in practice environments. [9, 10]

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